Women earn 10% less than men in America’s public sector, analysis shows

“Blocking this rule is a big step backward in effectively addressing the wage gap,” said Emily Martin, a lawyer at the National Women’s Law Center. “Having companies report that data provides them real incentive to look at their own pay scales and, if there are discrepancies between how they pay men and women, to look at ways to fix it if there isn’t a good reason – experience, performance, etc – for those men to make more.”